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Author: Dara Wier

Dara Wier is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT (Wave Books, 2017), YOU GOOD THING (Wave Books, 2013), SELECTED POEMS (Wave Books, 2009), REMNANTS OF HANNAH (Wave Books, 2006), REVERSE RAPTURE (Verse Press, 2005; 2006 SFSU Poetry Center Book Award) HAT ON A POND (Verse Press, 2002), and Voyages in English, (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2001). Also among her works are the limited editions (X in Fix) in Rain Taxi's Brainstorm Series, Fly on the Wall (Oat City Press, 1996), and The Lost Epic, co-written with James Tate (Waiting for Godot Books, 1999). Her poetry has been supported by fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the American Poetry Review. She teaches workshops and form and theory seminars and directs the MFA program for poets and writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and co-directs the University of Massachusetts' Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action. Each June she teaches a poetry workshop for the Juniper Summer Institute. Her editing work includes publishing limited edition chapbooks and broadsides with Factory Hollow Press, North Amherst, Massachusetts, a small independent press she co- founded with Emily Pettit and Guy Pettit.

Hat on a Pond
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Hat on a Pond

Verse Press/Wave Books

Poetry. Harvard Review says of Dara Wier's poetry, "Recalling at moments thephilosophical comedy of Wallace Stevens and Wislawa Szymborska, many of Wier'scolloquial stanzas draw a reader away from a recognizable world into one in which women waltz w...

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In the Still of the Night
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In the Still of the Night

Wave Books

Poetry. "That's how one human leaves us," ends the first poem of Dara Wier's startling new collection, a surprisingly raw and fluid exploration of grief. Wier records her thoughts with clarity and immediacy, showing us the unraveling and reconstruct...

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Remnants of Hannah
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Remnants of Hannah

Wave Books

Poetry. A deftly woven tenth collection from a respected poet with a rapidly ascending reputation. "Remember when I told you about the memory competitions?" asks Wier in her latest collection. Memories, apologies, and misunderstanding compete in thi...

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Reverse Rapture
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Reverse Rapture

Verse Press/Wave Books

Poetry. "Like Seurat's Grande Jatte, Roussel's Nouvelles Impressions d'Afrique and Stein's Stanzas in Meditation, Dara Wier's Reverse Rapture is a mosaic whose colossal proportions contradict the mundane character of its countless self-contained tes...

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Selected Poems
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Selected Poems

Wave Books

Poetry. Spanning 1977 to 2006, SELECTED POEMS is a major retrospective that will stand as an indispensable record of turn-of-the-millennium poetry. The progression of Dara Wier's poetry over the last thirty years mirrors—and simultaneously transcend...

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You Good Thing
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You Good Thing

Wave Books

Poetry. In her first new collection of poetry since 2006, Dara Wier contorts language in an attempt to define the indefinable. Her loose sonnets insist on a living language in the face of death, cycling and vibrant as the water that runs through the...

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